Lisa Bonder (also known as Lisa Bonder-Kreiss and Lisa Bonder-Kerkorian) (born October 16, 1965) is a retired professional tennis player from the U.S. She is also known for her brief marriage to billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, who was 48 years older than her, and for their subsequent highly contentious divorce dispute that involved wiretapping and surreptitious paternity testing.
Born in Columbus, Ohio to Seth and Julie Bonder, who later divorced, she was raised in Saline, Michigan. Her father Seth, an American engineer who founded Vector Research, Inc., was born in the Bronx to Russian emigrants who worked in the garment district.
Bonder was involved in a high-profile child support lawsuit with her ex-husband of 28 days, billionaire Kirk Kerkorian. Kerkorian, 48 years older than Bonder, suspected that Steve Bing, Bonder's ex-boyfriend, was the father of her daughter. Kerkorian hired "private-eye to the stars" Anthony Pellicano during the dispute. Pellicano took used dental floss from Bing's trashcan to do DNA paternity testing, succeeding in confirming that Bing was the father and not Kerkorian. Pellicano also wiretapped Bonder's phone calls. Pellicano subsequently was convicted on various charges, including wiretapping and racketeering, involving this case and many others, and he received a 15-year prison sentence. One of Kerkorian's attorneys also was convicted of racketeering for hiring Pellicano to tap Bonder's phone, and received a three-year prison sentence that was confirmed on appeal.